Lab Fun – A Random Collection of Fun Activities
Megan Vahsen’s hooding ceremony on May 20, 2023. Congratulations Dr. Vahsen!
Ian Shuman presenting his poster at the College of Science Joint Annual Meeting (COS-JAM) on May 4, 2023 Defenses!
Megan Vahsen’s Defense! February 24, 2023. Two cakes celebrating Megan’s great work on the blue genes experiment and marsh organs.
Helena Kleiner’s Defense! November 18, 2022. Two cakes celebrating Helena’s great work on the blue genes experiment (middle) and dealing marsh rice rats (right).
Ann Raiho Other Fun Times
Playing SET (The Family Game of Visual Perception) in lab meeting! Camille Patton (left) was the expert that taught the rest of the group. Also pictured is Jody Peters (middle) and Santana Almeida (right).
In March 2023, Nate and Jason visited collaborators Antoinette Abeyta and Chad Smith at the University of New Mexico, Gallup and attended the American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC). While they were there they also had some delicious (and spicy) mole.
The 2023 inter-lab Archie vs McLachlan bowling challenge was a tight contest for the median. The Archie lab (EAA) had a higher variance, with both the highest and lowest scores, and a very respectable median of 90. In the end, however, the McLachlan (JMc) lab squeaked out a first ever victory with a median of 91!
We got to meet in person with our collaborators Antoinette Abeyta from U of New Mexico, Gallup and Diana Dalbotten from U of Minnesota who came to ND to present as panelists at a conference hosted by ND Institute for Advance Study on Resilience.
Summer 2021 Marsh Experiment at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center led by Helena Kleiner with help from Camille Patton, Julia Jones, and Megan Vahsen
What a bearing tree marking looked like from 1837
Bearing trees are still used in 2010. This one was found on a hike in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula in 2021 Bearing Trees. Left pic: At a Grand Rapids Public Museum exhibit, Jody’s family found a slab cut from a fallen hemlock tree in Tyrone Township, MI showing how the tree was blazed and marked with a special cutting iron to show the tree marked Section 2, Town 10 North, Range 12 West in Michigan. Bearing tree Jody’s family found on a hike.
Ian Shuman studied abroad in Denmark in 2021. The top three pics are from his time in Norway and the bottom two are from a trip to the Faroe Islands. The lab has enjoyed living vicariously through Ian 🙂